What Happened on May 26, 1948

Historical Events

  • Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
  • South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy

Famous Birthdays

  • (Stephanie) "Stevie"Nicks, American rock singer-songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon"; "Landslide"; Bella Donna - "Edge Of Seventeen"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Geoff Greenidge, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests; last white player to play for WI), born in St Michael, Barbados
  • Ken Clark, Canadian football punter (CFL All Star 1977, 80, 82, 85; Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Saskatchewan Roughriders; Ottawa Rough Riders; NFL: LA Rams), born in Southampton, England (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Morell, German doctor, Hitler's personal physician, dies at 61
1948 Highlights

About May 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini